Cincinnati, OH

It all began with a simple twist of fate: the instructor didn't show up for the 2nd step aerobics class at the YMCA. Before I knew it, I was asked to step in and take charge. Little did I realize that this serendipitous moment would mark the beginning of a lifelong journey in fitness.

That was over three decades ago, and ever since that day, I've never looked back. Group fitness captured my heart from the get-go, and I've since delved into a myriad of certifications: yoga, Pilates, BOSU, Swiss ball, resistance training, TRX, Silver Sneakers, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Body Pump, and the list goes on.

But it was seven years ago, at the age of 60, that I experienced a profound awakening. As I observed the aging process in my elderly clients, I realized there had to be a better way—a way to age gracefully and vibrantly. And I found the missing piece in the realm of nutrition.

With a fervent determination, I immersed myself in the study of nutrition, gut health, menopause, and hormones. My mission? To not only navigate my own journey of aging but to empower other women aged 50 and beyond to do the same.

The turning point came when I healed myself of severe menopause symptoms—including migraines, brain fog, low energy, low libido, and constipation—in just 45 days. It was a revelation that food is indeed medicine, wielding incredible power to transform our health and vitality.

As we journey through the inevitable passage of time, we may not be able to halt the clock, but we can certainly optimize how we age. And for me, the key lies in the combination of strength training and optimal protein intake—a veritable fountain of youth that defies age and empowers us to thrive.

My mission now is clear: to destigmatize strength training for women aged 50 to 70 and beyond. By embracing simple yet effective nutrition strategies and prioritizing strength training, we can unlock the door to a life of functional longevity and vibrant health. After all, we only have one body—one temple to cherish and nurture—and it's never too late to start.

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